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  • Todd Binkley
    Maybe they d like to replicate a carfree Brugges? Rothenburg ob der Tauber? Vieux Lyon? China Gets Its Own Slice of English Countryside Morning Edition,
    Message 1 of 1 , Dec 12, 2006
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      Maybe they'd like to replicate a carfree Brugges? Rothenburg ob der
      Tauber? Vieux Lyon?


      China Gets Its Own Slice of English Countryside

      Morning Edition, December 12, 2006 ยท Shanghai's city planners are
      carrying out an ambitious scheme to relieve population pressure: They
      are resettling 500,000 people in nine new towns in the suburbs. Each
      is built in a distinctive style, including an Italian town with
      canals based on Venice and a German town designed by Albert Speer,
      the son of Hitler's favorite architect.

      Thames Town is one of these new settlements. It features cobbled
      streets, half-timbered Tudor houses, Edwardian townhouses, and a
      covered market with a clock tower and weather vane on top. Thames
      Town looks like an English country town. And that was the whole idea,
      to re-create Middle England in the Middle Kingdom.

      http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=6608596

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